Friday 20 September 2019

Knife attacker hijacks bus in south-eastern Chinese city, killing at least five people

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

An attacker with a knife hijacked a bus in a south-eastern Chinese city and drove into pedestrians, killing at least five people before being captured, police said.

The police department in Longyan in Fujian province, south of Shanghai, said another 21 people were injured in the attack on Tuesday.

The announcement gave no details of the attacker's identity or a motive. It gave no indication how many fatalities happened on aboard the bus and how many among pedestrians.

A video clip on the website of the newspaper Beijing News showed half a dozen police officers wrestling the attacker to the ground in the middle of a street as traffic flowed past.

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